Reconciliation in action at MTC
Our vision for reconciliation is a culture that embraces unity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.
For MTC Australia, reconciliation represents the equal participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in education and employment opportunities, and an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities and customers with which we work.
Acknowledgment of Country
MTC Australia acknowledges all Traditional Custodians from all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations across Australia and extends our thanks for sharing the land that we live, meet, and work on every day. We acknowledge and pay our respects to all Elders past, present and future and welcome all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to our services, to walk together into reconciliation.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan
In November 2021, we launched our ‘Innovate’ Reconciliation Action Plan 2021-2023 (RAP) through which we will consolidate the relationships we are continually building with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Among our key goals for the next two years are to further increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation across our workforce, implement Cultural Leave (to attend events such as NAIDOC Week and Sorry Business), and implement an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and retention strategy in consultation with our existing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.
The RAP will assist us in raising awareness of, and celebrating, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and customs among our workforce as well as help facilitate partnerships with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations across our service delivery locations across Greater Sydney and Queensland. These partnerships form a crucial part of MTC’s efforts to increase the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander customers in our programs which play a vital role in building essential skills required for entry into sustainable employment.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan artwork was created by Jasmine Sarin, a proud Kamilaroi and Jerrinja woman from NSW.
The Reconciliation Action Plan document was created by Aboriginal-owned digital services agency NGNY.
MTC Australia operates from 40 locations across the greater Sydney and Brisbane regions. We acknowledge that our sites reside in the Traditional Lands of the Dharug, Tharawal, Deerubbin, Gandangara, La Perouse, Eora, and Waka Waka Nations and we make great efforts to build connections with the Traditional Elders of these tribal areas.
The artwork consists of many circle clusters. These clusters are symbolic of the many facets of our community. Each circle contains a network of connected circles to signify the relationship between families, community groups, services and organisations. The reason for using circle clusters in this artwork is to highlight the values of MTC such as collaboration and innovation. The colours are loosely based around the corporate style for MTC but also offer a great contrast of natural colours across Australia which can be seen in the mountains, deserts, lakes and oceans. The title of the artwork was chosen to illustrate the influence and ability of MTC to offer help. Through their mission of assisting people to achieve their potential through employment and education opportunities they are Creating Connections to improve the lives of so many.
Jasmine Sarin, Artist